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Why does Yorkshire need a bioeconomy cluster organisation?

Dr Elspeth Bartlet explains why Yorkshire needs the bioeconomy cluster, BioVale, to help the region achieve its potential.
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Yorkshire and the Humber is one of the best places in the world for innovation in the bioeconomy.
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For three reasons: We have world class research to support bioeconomy innovation specialist research centres and scale up facilities Thriving biobased business that can take up this innovation -with one of uk’s largest food and drink clusters - also close to 2 of the uk’s 4 chemical clusters and strength in biofuels We have the raw materials to supply the bioeconomy - with most of the country’s agricultural as well as wastes from agri-food HOWEVER THERE ARE .
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THESE ARE: Bioeconomy assets are not integrated Biobased supply chains need new interactions across sectors Low national/international awareness of the region’s bioeconomy innovation Regional underperformance in international trade and investment Gaps in access to new skills So there are regional initiatives to support the region’s bioeconomy. BioVale is a membership organisation that brings people together with a shared interest in producing and using bio based raw materials and promotes innovation for the bioeconomy across Yorkshire and the Humber. The BioVale innovation cluster supports the region by Making new connections across sectors,
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with 1:1 introductions and networking and knowledge transfer events Promoting international trade, partnerships and investment through our links with bioeconomy clusters in other countries Offering funded support and training for bio-based entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs
BioVale is a membership organisation with over 600 members with a shared interest in a greener economy.

Dr Elspeth Bartlet, Head of BioVale, explains why a bioeconomy cluster is needed and how BioVale helps its members overcome specific challenges to help the region achieve its potential.

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